South women rally past Uwharrie Charter for YVC home win
Published 6:27 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018
The South Stanly women’s basketball team evened its conference record and moved a game over the .500 mark overall with a 10-point home YVC win Tuesday night over Uwharrie Charter, 47-37.
Mattie Hinson and Sadie Lee each scored 11 to lead the Bulls (4-3, 2-2 YVC). Hinson scored six of her 11 in the second half while Lee came off the bench and score nine of her points in a third quarter in which South outscored the Eagles by eight.
Mia Leonard led Uwharrie Charter (3-4, 0-2) and all scorers with 13.
The Eagles led by as much as seven with 2:44 left in the second quarter before baskets from Kalea Legrand and Hinson got the Bulls within three just before halftime, 18-15.
Trailing by five midway through the third, South went on a 9-0 run, including five points from Lee and buckets from Legrande and D’Nysia Wall. Lee added another triple and a free throw to put South up 32-27 after three quarters.
Uwharrie never got closer in the fourth quarter than seven as the Bulls went on to the victory.
“Defense was the key, getting a hand up. Those girls can shoot; they have three shooters from the outside,” South head coach Scott Stevens said.
The Bulls will play at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the opening round of the Laurie Anne Cruse holiday tournament at Mount Pleasant. South faces the Community School of Davidson Spartans.
UC 10 8 9 10 37
SS 7 8 17 15 47
UC – Mia Leonard 13, Backer 9, Beeson 9, Davall 4, Teel 1.
SS – Mattie Hinson 11, Sadie Lee 11, Legrand 8, Noble 8, Rummage 3, Crisco 2, Harris 2, Wall 2.